Fire
Extinguishers, Personal
Protection Equipment
(PPE)
& Safety Signs
What Makes a Fire ?
The Fire Triangle
Heat
Oxygen
Fuel
Fire Extinguishers
A fire extinguisher is an active fire protection device used
to extinguish or control small fires, often in emergency
situations. It is not intended for use on an out-of-control
fire, such as one which has reached the ceiling, endangers
the user (i.e. no escape route, smoke, explosion hazard,
etc.), or otherwise requires the expertise of a fire
department. Typically, a fire extinguisher consists of a
hand-held cylindrical pressure vessel containing an agent
which can be discharged to extinguish a fire.
Water extinguishers
Red body
Suitable for wood fires,
furniture and paper etc.
Not suitable for
combustible liquids, Oil,
Petrol, cooking fats etc.
Not safe to use on fires
involving electricity;
Extinguishes by cooling
Foam extinguishers
Red Body with Cream label.
Suitable for Flammable
liquids, petrol, solvents etc
Not suitable for use on
fires
involving Electricity;
Extinguishes by cooling
and sealing the surface of
a burning liquid.
Powder extinguishers
Red body with blue label.
Safe to use on any type of fire.
Works by chemically Interfering
with the combustion reaction
Carbon dioxide [CO2]
extinguishers
Red body with black label
Safe to use on any type of
fire;
Safe to use on fires involving
electricity;
Extinguishes by reducing
oxygen levels and cooling.
Other fire fighting equipment
Fire Safety Signs
PRESS HERE TO SOUND
THE FIRE ALARM
FIRE HOSE REEL
Safety Signs
Safety Signs
Blue/White = Must Do
Green/White = Safety
Information
!
Red/White = Must NOT Do
Yellow/Black = Health & Safety Hazar
Warning
Safety Signs
Any Red and White sign with a line
through means:
“ Not Allowed or Must Not”
NO SMOKING
Safety Signs
Yellow + Black = HAZARD WARNING
FLAMMABLE SUBSTANCE
WARNING - LASER BEAMS
Safety Signs
BEWARE
ELECTRICITY
EXPLOSIVE
TOXIC
Safety Signs
Green + White = SAFETY Information
Safe Route to
Fire Exit
First Aid Kit
Safety Signs
Blue + White = Mandatory or Must Do
YOU MUST WEAR OVERALLS
YOU MUST WEAR SAFETY GLOVES
YOU MUST WEAR EAR DEFENDERS
Interactive Revision
The following twelve questions will help
you to see how much you remember
about Safety Signs.
Use your mouse curser to select and click
the correct answer.
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This will test your understanding of
the following:
Prohibitory
Warning
Mandatory
Fire
First Aid signs
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Question 1
Click on the image below that has
the correct shape and colour for a
Prohibitory or Do Not sign
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Clue:
All Prohibitory signs are red
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Clue:
All Prohibitory signs are Circular with a Red
Band on its edge
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Clue:
All Prohibitory signs Have a white Background
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Correct Answer
The correct features of a prohibitory safety sign are:
a) round shape
b) black pictogram on a white background, red
edging and diagonal line.
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Question 2
Click on the image below that is the correct colour
and shape for a warning sign.
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Clue:
All warning signs are yellow
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Clue:
All warning signs are Triangular
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Clue:
All warning signs have a black
pictograms
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Correct Answer
The correct features of a Warning safety
sign are:
a) Triangular shape
b) Black pictogram on a yellow
background, Black
edging.
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Question 3
Click on the image below that is the correct colour and
shape for a Mandatory or Must Do sign.
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Clue:
All mandatory signs are blue
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Clue:
All mandatory signs have a white
pictogram on a blue background
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Clue:
All mandatory signs are circular.
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Correct Answer
The correct features of a Mandatory safety
sign are:
a) Round shape
a) White pictogram on a Blue
background,White edging.
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Question 4
Click on the image below that is the correct colour and
shape for a Fire sign
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Clue:
All fire signs are red sqares
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Clue:
All fire signs have a white pictogram
on a red background.
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Clue:
All fire signs are square.
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Correct Answer
The correct features of a Fire safety sign are:
a) Square shape.
b) White pictogram on a Red
background, White edging.
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Question 5
Click on the image below that is the correct colour and
shape for a Safety Information sign
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Clue:
All information signs have a white
pictogram.
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Clue:
All information signs are green
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Clue:
Information signs can be square or
rectangular.
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Correct Answer
The correct features of a Information safety sign are:
Square or Rectangular shape
White pictogram on a Green background.
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Question 6
What is the meaning of this sign ?
No Naked
Light
Smoke
Free Rest
Area
No
Smoking
Smoking
Allowed
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It has to do with smoking, but it is
something you must not do.
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It has to do with smoking
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It is a sign that you must not do
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Correct Answer
No Smoking
allowed
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Question 7
What do blue and white safety signs tell you ?
Things you
Must NOT
do
Things you
MUST do
The
nearest
fire exit
The
hazard in
the area
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You must do what the sign says
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Fire Exit signs are Green & White
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Blue and white signs are mandatory
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Correct Answer
Blue and white signs tells you
what you MUST DO
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Question 8
Which of the following signs means
Beware Electricity ?
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This means Oxidizing materials
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This means Toxic materials
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This means Explosive Materials
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Correct Answer
This means “Danger Electricity”
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Question 9
What does this type of sign mean ?.
Mandatory
Safety
Information
Hazard
Warning
Prohibited
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This is an example of a prohibited sign.
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This is an example of a warning sign
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This is a Safe Condition or Exit
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Correct Answer
Protective Gloves
Must be Worn
Blue Background with white pictogram is a
Mandatory or Must Do ie Wear Ear Defenders, Gloves,
Goggles etc.
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Question 10
What is the meaning of this sign ?
Ear
Protection
May be
Worn
This is a
Noisy
Area
Caution
Deaf
People
Ear
Protection
Must be
Worn
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You do not have a choice
This is a mandatory sign
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It may be a noisy area but this is not
what the sign is indicating.
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It may make you deaf if you do not
do what the sign says !
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Correct Answer
This sign tells you that you MUST
wear ear defenders when working in
the area.
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Question 11
Which of the following would you
not use on an electrical fire ?
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Powder can be used on
electrical fires
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Carbon Dioxide CO2 can be
used on electrical fires
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Correct Answer
Water should not be used with an electrical fire as water
is a conductor of electricity and could cause serious
injuries.
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Protection Equipment (PPE)
Personal Protection Equipment
(PPE)
WHAT IS PPE FOR ?
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
OFFERS PROTECTION FROM ONE OR
MORE RISKS TO A PERSON’S HEALTH OR
SAFETY.
PPE EXAMPLES
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HARD HAT
SAFETY GOGGLES AND GLASSES
GLOVES
SAFETY BOOTS
HI-VIZ CLOTHING
SAFETY HARNESSES
REGULATIONS
• THE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AT WORK
REGULATIONS 1992 REQUIRE THAT PPE IS SUPPLIED
AND USED WHENEVER RISKS TO HEALTH AND
SAFETY CANNOT BE CONTROLLED IN OTHER WAYS
WHICH PPE TO USE ?
• ENSURE YOUR PPE IS APPROPRIATE TO YOUR
JOB/TASK.
• CHECK THAT IT’S IN GOOD CONDITION
• ARE THERE ANY SITE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS ON
PPE ?
ie. MUST WEAR GLOVES OR EYE PROTECTION
TYPICAL SIGNS
Foot Protection Must Be Worn
High Visibility Vest Must Be
Worn
Safety Helmets Must Be Worn
Question 12
Which of the following PPE would you use
for “falling or flying objects?
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Clue:
A falling object will still do damage
Even if you are wearing safety
glasses
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Clue:
These will only help you in noisy
environments.
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Clue:
A falling object will still do damage to
your head if you are wearing these.
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Correct Answer
A hard hat or safety helmet will protect you from falling or
flying objects.
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